MESA, Ariz. (KSAZ) - It was a day they'll never forget with new friends.
"I absolutely cannot believe what I just experienced, just getting to like shake hands with the entire team, coaches, included, felt amazing, oh my gosh," Zach said.
Four patients from Advocate Children's Hospital in Chicago got the red carpet treatment, watching their beloved Cubbies at spring training.
Die-hard Cubs fan Zach says just breathing the same air as some of his favorite players was a thrill.
"I was just star struck at that point, I mean I did see a couple of the legends, like David Ross in there, like oh my gosh, living legend right in front of me," he said.
The day started with a welcome that would make anyone feel like a winner.
Then, the teens didn't just get a high five, they also got to ask players and coaches questions, toss the ball, and event be an honorary Cub.
"With my uniform on, I absolutely feel like a member of the team," Zach said.
But more importantly, they got a distraction from some of the toughest curveballs life has thrown at them.
"It made me not think about all the pain I have and just worry about all the fun I have with the Cubs and meeting them," Isabelle said.